According to The (Rock Hill, S.C.) Herald, Clowney’s father – David Tyrone Morgan (a.k.a. “Chilli Bean”) – has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a shooting outside a South Carolina strip club.
The incident occurred at 2:15 a.m. EDT on Tuesday morning outside the Crazy Horse Showclub in Rock Hill. According to the local police department, Morgan fired shots at an employee of the club – Braxton Homesely – after he had been removed from the club’s stage.
Homesely returned fire, wounding Morgan in the shoulder.
Police caught up with Morgan at the nearby Piedmont Medical Center and charged him with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. If convicted, he could face up to thirty-five years in prison.
Here’s his mug shot …
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(Pic via Rock Hill Police)
Morgan’s criminal record dates back to 1987 – six years before Clowney’s birth. He’s been convicted of a variety of crimes, including grand larceny, and has spent years of his life in jail.
Morgan’s son – who attended South Pointe High School in Rock Hill – was the No. 1 national high school recruit in 2010. After a three-year career at the University of South Carolina (including a unanimous All-American campaign in 2012), he was selected by the Texans with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Unfortunately, Clowney’s rookie season was a wash due to nagging knee injuries – and last December team doctors opted to perform a risky microfracture surgical procedure on his right knee.
So far the surgery appears to have been successful, with Clowney slated to return to action on August 17 – roughly a month ahead of schedule.
— J AmosQ2 (@DValley_1) August 4, 2015